D "^^^S^ '*^^£-S "^^^SJ? '^^nS-S c^'-£^c*^-2^ c?55^ oolpj^olpi^ E 241 .C7 fll9 Copy 1 T^PRIL IQ, 1TT5. Souv>enir ^ ^ ^-^^^t^^"^*^ Of the Celebration of the 120th Anniversary of . . . . TLhc Concovb jfiQbt. KCTON. KF^RIL 19, 1S95. O^O jj o) O /^ o) O i^ o) O (fo o) O i^ o) o t' -A y THE BRONZE STATUE WHICH STANDS UPON THE SPOT WHERE CAPT. ISAAC DAVIS AND PRIVATE ABNER HOSMER FELL IN THE CONCORD FIGHT. \\ J \: MM 15 19)1 INQUIRE FOR THE . . Thompson Hardware Co. of Merrimack St., Lowell, If y oil zuaitt to be -well served wilh any. hing i7i their line. . . Fishing Tackle. 0. A. RICHARDSON, 1 08 Central Street, . . . Lcnvell, Mass. Doofts . Xines . IReels . IRoDs FLIES . niNNOW GANGS . LEADERS, Etc. Artificial Baits of all kinds. BEAN, of LOWELL, The well-k7iown aitd nuich patronized Baker, Will be on Acton Com- mon on the 19th, to provide for those who need anything in his line. . Hrttstic flPemodals . IN GRANITE AND flARBLE BY Hnbrews & Mbeeler, 51 Thorndike Street, LOWELL, MASS. ^p-iH Snyder Brothers^ I I 8 Merrimack Street, Lowell, Mass. ^Leading Dentists. GOOD Drl( KmG. is the keystone of health. You can buy the keystone kind of teas and coffees of Dickson Bros., 68 Merrimack Street, Lowell, at a quick jump price. ^THE ONLY ^ SARSAPARILLA Admitted at World's Fair. MVLE i5.— "Articles that are in any way dangerous or offensive, also pa- tent medicines, nostrums, and empi- rical preparations, whose ingredi- ents are concealed, will not be admitted to the exposition.'' 'I" cur£®* NEAR UNION STATION. HAYDEN, PHOTOGRAPHER, 122 Merrimack ^t., LOWELL, = = HASS. z o o o z o I- o < . . . THE Lowell One^P ricG Qothin^ Qo. Have a Stock of REUABLt Clothing, Hats and Furnishing Goods. *^ <^f\ f9^ Good, Strong, Serviceable All-Wool Suits, $5.00, $6.00, $7.00 and $8.00. Blacl( and Blue All-Wool Cheviot Suits, warranted fast color; price, $7.00. W« W/^ W/% » * » We call special attention to our line of black Clay-diagonal Worsted Suits that we are selling for $io.oo a suit. The usual price elsewhere for these suits is from $12.00 to $15.00; but our price is $10.00 per suit. We have a full line of dress and business suits ranging from $10.00 up, that is equal in every respect to the best custom tailor work. Our Boys' and Children's Department is SECOND TO NONE. Serviceable suits from $1.25 to $5.00. We call your attention to our line of ** Little Giant" Suits, as being specially adapted to the roughest kind of usage and warranted not to rip. Price, $5.00 per suit. , • WE SELL NONE BUT RELIABLE GOODS. The Lowell One-Price Clothing Company, 72 TO 86 MERRIMACK STREET, LOWELL. MIDDLESEX MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. Incorporated March 3, 1826. 69TH ANNUAL SXATEIVIENT. January I, 1895. Cash Assets 1578,441.50 Liabilities ..... 281,916.46 Permanent Fund . . . . 327,532.84 70 per cent Return Premium on 5-year, 50 per cent on 2 and 3 year, 25 per cent on 1-year policies. GEORGE HEYWOOD, President. RICHARD F. BARRETT, Secretary and Treasurer. WILLIAM BARRETT, Assistant Secretary. 4 C. lb. riDeab Si Ca, of mest Hcton, with commendable enterprise and patriotism, are having a fine lot of Souvenir China made in Germany. It has the Davis Monument upon it and will be ready August 1 . Telephone, Boston I 2£ Frank Merriam Keezer, Counsellor-at-Law, 89 STATE STREET. BOSTON, Residence, Acton, Mass. W. B. Hunt. G. L. ROBBINS. HUNT ^ CO.. Pharmacists, . . . Dealers in . . . pure 2)m0s anb (patent ni>eMcme8, AT CUT PRICES . Send lo cents for Trial Package of their Headache Powders. 707 Washington Street, _ . - Boston, Mass. C. D. PLACE. R. W. PLACE. Reference : JOHN FLETCHER C. D PLACE & CO. OPTICIANS, ONE FLIGHT. TAKE ELEVATOR. NO 11 Winter Street, BOSTON. Hon. William A. Wilde, donor of the Memorial Library, erected and presented in memory and to the honor of the citizen soldiers of Acton. He has represented Maiden two years in the Legislature and filled other and important offices. He is a native of Acton. Luther Couaut, Esq., the president of the day. ^ He has acted as moderator of Acton town meetings one hundred and twelve times. He has been upon the board of selectmen and other official boards of the town, and was a member of the lower house of the State Legis- lature in 1866 and 1886. PRICE SIOO. Credenda Bicycles, Crawford Bicycles, PRICE $75. Ames Bicycles, PRICE $75. PRICE $75, $60 and $50. Youth's '' Special " Bicycles, PRICE $50. bicycles for Men and Women, Boys and Girls. Otir spacious basement devoted to the Wheel and the Sporting Goods Department of Hatters and Men's Outfitters, Cor. CENTRAL and MARKET ST5., LOWELL. Drs. Stetson & Moran, 2)enti8t8, Concord, Mass. Office open every day. DR. STETSON in Mondays and Thursdays. FOR SALE. VERY DESIRABLE BUILDING LOTS "§ Upon Prospect Hill, ACTON CENTRE. r'?:*' Capt. Aaron C. Handley, a Sou of the Revolution. His grandfather and father served respectively in the wars of the Revolution and 1812. He fought for the Union as cap- tain of Co. E, Sixth Massa- chusetts Volunteers, for nine months. He represented the town of Acton in the lower house in 1855, 1863, 1889, 1890. lu the last named ses- sions he was dean of the house. L N. FOWLER & CO. DEALERS IN Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Paints, Oils, Glass, Putty, etc. Sole agents for WHITE DOVE FLOUR. A KUI.I. LINE OF Boots, Shoes and Rubbers. No. 2 ASSOCIATION BLOCK, Concord Junction, Mass. NOTE THIS FACT! Good looks are what every one desires, and there is nothing that adds so mncli to one's per- sonal appearance as white and well-kept teeth, which you can easily have by a daily use of Concord Tooth Powder, which not only cleans tlie teeth and preserves them, but purifies the breatli. Prepared only by II. S. Kichardson, next door to Post Ottice, Concord, Mass., wliere you will also find a few of the genuine Thoreau pencils, made in the Thoreau family fifty years ago. By sending 25c. we will mail either of the above to your address. ^ CAPT. ISAAC DAVIS LEADING HIS MEN FROM HIS HOME, ON THE MORNING OF APRIL 19, 177S, TO MEET THE BRITISH AT THE CONCORD NORTH BRIDGE. This cut is from an etching by Arthur F. Davis, which is a copy of Mr. Davis' painting in the library. The painting was presented to the Memorial Library by Moses Taylor, Esq. The etching is a fine work of art 14 x 20 inches and may be procured from F. P. Wood, Acton, Mass., the publisher of this souvenir, for $3.00. Order at once. PURE BLOOD Is the Foundation of Good Health, and Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Only True Blood Purifier Prominently in the Public Eye To-day, Moses Taylor, P^sq., a Son of the Revolution whose grand- father commanded a company in the battle of Bennington. He represented the Acton dis- trict in the lower house of the Legislature in 1882. He was for several years captain of the Davis Gruards. He is the senior member of the Board of Trus- tees of the Memorial Library. ALWAYS ON TOP Don't look in vain when you can always find the best line of Watches^ Clocks, Jewelry and Silverware In town at OLIVER'S JEWELRY STORE, LOWE'S BLOCK, = = = MAYNARD. SIXTEEN YEARS TELLS THE STORY, On Top Then. On Top Now. J8^"Please remember I give j^ersonal attention to watch repairing. I employ no ap- prentice to tinker with your watch. 10 Hon. John Fletcher, a mem- ber of the committee of ar- rangements for this celebra- tion. He represented Acton in the lower house in 1861 and in the senate in 1870-71. He was for twenty years chorister of the Congregational Church, and president of the Schubert Cho- ral Union since its organization in 1869. Member of the lirm of S. T. Fletcher & Co. Ustablished 1875. Telephone Connection. S. T. Fletcher & Co. Coimnission Merchants . . . and Dealers in . . . Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Beans, &c., 1 1 4 South Market Street, Boston. General Agents For Patent Egg Cases. Upon the sides of the Davis monument mound lie' tlie^rslate stones which for seventy-1ivefyears[stood at the head of the patriot's grave. The following are two of the inscriptions : '' In memor}^ of Capt. Isaac Davis, who was slain in battle at Concord, April ye 11), 177o, in the defence of ye just rights and liberties of his country, civil and religions. He was a loving husband and a kind neighbor, an ingenious craftsman and serviceable to mankind. Died in ye prime of life, aged 30 years, 1 month and twenty- five days." "[Here lies the body of Mr. Abner Hosmer, who was killed at Concord in ye defence of je just rights of his country, being in the twenty-first year of his age." * rCnaries Wheeler, the presentTowner of the home of Capt. Davis, has erected s suitable memorial stone with this inscription upon it : " This farm was the home of Capt. Isaac Davis, who was killed in battle by the British, at the Old North Bridge in Concord, April 19, 1775." George C. Wi'ight, Esq., rep- resented this district in the lower house of the Legislature in LS74. He is a member of one of the largest coffee and spice houses in America. His wife, Susan H. (Davis), is a grand niece of Capt. Isaac Davis and is also connected witli the family of Abner Hos- mer. JAMES F. DWINELL. GEO. C. WRIGHT. DWINELL, WRIGHT & CO., IMPORTERS, COFFEE AND SPICE ROASTERS. ESTABLISHED 1845. Branches; Chicago, Cincinnati, St. Louis. Boston Office and Factory, I and 3 Hamilton Street, 35 and 37 Batterymarch Street. 12 WIFE OF CAPT. ISAAC DAVIS. " It was the citizen soldier — the Minute Man who sprung to his arms at 1 o'clock in the morning of April 19, 1775, on Lexington Common. It was Citizen Soldier Isaac Davis of Acton, who kissed his baby in the cradle for the last time, and threw his arms lovingly, for the last time, around the neck of his devoted wife Hannah on that morning, and who led his company to Concord Bridge, to give his life that liberty might live. It was the wife of a citizen soldier, Hannah Davis, who powdered the hair of the thirty-five men in her husband's company on that morning, that they might meet the hated red coats as gentlemen." — Gov. Frederick Greenlialge. luscription upon C'apt Davis's tablet : ^'This farm was the home of Capt. Isaac Davis, who was killed iu battle l)y the British at the Old [North Bridge iu Concord, April 19, 1775." The spot where Capt. Davis fell is marked hj a clump of apple tree slirubs, a few rods from the Minute Man. Emerson used to call this "the burnlno; bush." The site of the home of Capt. Joseph Ilob- bius, where the alarm was given to Acton ou the moruiug ot April 19, 1775, is upon the rise of laud north ot the East Acton R. E. station, and is now properly marked by the following: "Site of house where first alarm was given in Acton, morning of 19th of April, 1775. " ' Capt. Robliius I ( "apt. Eobbius I the regulars are coming." " 13 W. J. DOBINSON, Proprietor. Suffolk Engrav>ing Co., HALF=TONE ENGRAVING. PROCESS ENGRAVING. 275 Washington St., = = Boston, Hass. Makers of Half-Tones in This Book. P roGuamme . . . . RINGING OF BELLS AT SUNRISE, NOON AND SUNSET. 9 O'CLOCK. Dedication of tablet at Capt. Robbin's Homestead, where first alarm was given in Acion. Apiil 19. 1775- 9.30 O'CLOCK. Placing of markers on graves of one hundred Revolutionary soldiers in old cemetery. 10 O'CLOCK. Dedication of Klanchard boulder on farm now occupied by Herman Gould 10.30 O'CLOCK. Band concert on Common by Salem Cadet Band, Jean M. Missud, Conductor. 10.45 O'CLOCK. Dedication of boulder at the Capt. Isaac Davis farm. 11.00 O'CLOCK. Parade of Old Sixth Regiment and G. A. R. Posts on Common. Programme Cotitiniied on Page 15. Tuttle's Hack, Livery and Boardi ng Stable, HORSES FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE, Walden St., Concord, Mass. cSIS?.^. HORACE TUTTLE, Prop. Daniel Farrar, Wheelwright, Carriage Smith and General Jobber, EAST ACTON, MASS. Get Your Magazines, Fashion I^ R_ DEA.NE Papers, etc.. from THE MAYNARD NEWSDEALER. FRIEND, We sell the Best Candies in town. ^^'l_, --» TnE * Prescriptions Accurately Prepared. DRUGGIST, New Brick Block, Concord. Eugene G. Russell will personally conduct a party to Washing- ton, May 8 and 9. Everything guaranteed to be first-class. All expenses paid. The party will be gone one week. Several have already booked their names. Only a limited number can be accommodated. Price $23.60. For further particulars address E. Q. RUSSELL, 407 Middlesex Street, Lowell, Mass. prooramme. — Continue^. 12.45 O'CLOCK. Reception of Governor. Dinner in Town Hall. 1.00 O'CLOCK. 2.00 O'CLOCK. Exercises in tent, weather permitting, if not, in Town Hall. 4.00 O'CLOCK. Band concert on Common by Salem Cadet Band, Jean M. Alissud, Conductor. Committee. E. F. CoNANT, Chairman, D. J. WETHfeRBEE, Isaiah Hutchins, John Fletcher, F. H. Whitcomb, Luther Conant, Augustine Hosmer, Anson Piper, Chas. Williams, Secretary, O. W. Mead. THE PLACS TO BUY IS AT . . . DEALER IN . . . DRY GOODS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, SMALL WARES, Gents' Furnishings, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Etc. ESTABLISHED 1845. OOJVOOI«I3, JVJiV^S®. 15 Qon^ of the IRevolution* Until lecentl}' it was supposed that Luke Smith of Acton was the only man living whose father was in the Concord fight. Lately it has been discovered that there are two sons of Ebenezer Edwards, who was also in Capt. Davis's company, still living, James M. Edwards and an older brother. James participates in the Acton celebration. It is remarkable that all the men living Avhose fathers were in the Concord fight are sons of Acton patriots. JAMES M. EDWARDS. Luke Smith, wliose father was in the Concord fight. The graves of more than one hundred soldiers of the Revolution are yearly decorated by Acton citizens. Among them are the following oflicers : Colonels Francis Faulkner, John Heald, John Edwards; Majors Benjamin Hay- wood, Daniel Fletclier, Rev. Moses Adams. 'ff:^ LUKE SMITH. 16 POWDER HORN WORN BY JAMES HAYWARD, AT LEXINGTON. AND THROUGH WHICH HE WAS SHOT AND KILLED, APRIL 19, 1775. Upon the old grave stone which originally stood at the head of Hayward's grave -were the following inscriptions : " In memory of Mr. James Hayward, son of Capt. Samuel and Mrs. Mary Hay- ward, who was killed in Concord Fight, A-pril 19, 1775, aged 25 years and four days." " This monument may unborn ages tell How brave 3'oung Hayward like a hero fell When fighting for his countries libert}', Was slain, and here his bod}' now doth lye. He and his foe were by each other slain, His victim's blood with his ye earth did stain. Upon ye field he was with victory crowned, And yet must yield his breath upon that ground. He express't his hope in God before his death. After his foe had yielded up his breath. Oh, may his death a lasting witness lye Against oppressors bloody cruelty." We are happy in presenting to the eye of the public, and especially to his com- rades in war and peace, so truthful a like- ness of the captain. His modesty prevents our noticing all the good points of his face. The twinkle of his eye is somewhat concealed. The humor of his mouth is kept in the background by the wise dis- cretion of the artist. We all recognize the man in the picture, and give him a salvo of cheers. He was born Feb. 14, 1814, on the heights which overlook the village and town, one of the oldest of a large family of children. His father, Francis Tuttle, Esq., was for a long time an officer and influential citizen of the place. He was elected captain of the Davis Guards in the years 1855-57-59-61. He was twice postmaster. He was forty- seven years old at the outbreak of the war, and exempt by age from military duty. CAPT. DANIEL TUTTLE. Capt. Frank M. Whit- comb, commander of Isaac Davis Post, No. 138, G. A. R. Born in Boxboro July 7, 1838. Married Miss Frances Fuller in 1859. Twice enlisted into the army for the preservation of the Union. He was first sergeant in Co. E, Sixth Mass- achusetts Volunteers, for nine months, and captain of the same for one hundred days. Has served the town as select- man four years. He is a past grand in the Acton Lodge, I. O. O. F., and is upon the committee of arrangements for this celebration. The Isaac Da^'is Post was organized May 2, 1882. It now numbers eighty-six. The past commanders have been Chas. W. Parker, J. W. Lacker, C. B. Sanders, M. D., I. Hutchins M. D., S. A. Guil- ford, D. H. Hall, F. H. Stev- ens, F. R. Knowlton. Chas. A. Harrington and Luther Co- nant Esquires are honorary members. :^:L:Wopisi-'^:mS0m^ PROPRIETOR. pl^'^XA/nJ ^^^^^utuiJi^kA-^X^ Luke Blanchard, of West Acton, with commendable public spirit, has put a boulder opposite the residence of Herman Grould of Acton, with this inscription upon it : — G ' " From this farm went Calvin and Luther Blanchard to Concord Fight and Bunker Hill, sons of Simon Blanchard, who was killed at the battle of Quebec, 1759." Luther was the first man hit by a british ball at the old North Bridge, and died in the service'^a few months later. Mr. Blanchard was born in Boxboro, but has lived most of his life in West^ Acton, and has amassed a handsome fortune in handling produce, both in the Boston market and for export. His firm shipped sixty thousand barrels of apples last year, L. BLANCHARD & CO. Commission Merchants. Wholesale dealers in BerrieSf Fru it a nd Produce. No. 20 South Side Faneuil Hall Market, BOSTON, MASS. J. W. Godffey, W. D., MAIN STREET, CONCORD JUNCTION. Office Hours: 8 to 9, 12 to 2, 7 to 8 30. Col. Winthrop E. Faulkner, eminent as a musician, a soldier, and a citizen in public life. He represents the fourth generation of Faulkners in Acton. Was a state senator in 1853-54. He was one of the early projectors of the Fitchburg R. R., and a director many years. R. M. Yale S Co., Sail Makers AND MANUFACTURERS OF Italian Awnings, Tents, Flags, Wagon Coverings, Sackings, and Store Awn- ings of every description NO. !!S SO. PRKET STREET. The oldest representative of tlie sail aiul awiiiiii; making: industry in Boston. ESTABLISHED IN 1847. Vol. IV. Bancroft's History of the United States. 161 The officers meeting in front of their men spolce a few words with one another and went back to their places. Barrett, the colonel, on horseback in the rear then gave the order to advance but not to fire unless attacked. The calm features of Isaac Davis of Acton became changed ; the town schoolmaster of Concord, who was present, could never afterwards find words strong enough to express how deeply his face reddened at the word of command. " I have not a man that is afraid to go," said Davis, looking at the men of Acton, and^drawing his sword he cried, " March." His company being in the right led the way toward the bridge, he himself at their head, and by his side Major John Buttrick of Concord, with John Robinson of Westford, lieutenant-colonel in Prescott's regiment, but on this day a volunteer without command. These three men walked together in front, followed by minute men and militia in double file trailing arms. They went down the hillock, entered the by road, came to its angle with the main road and there turned into the causeway that led straight to the bridge. The British began to take up the planks ; to prevent it the Americans quickened their step. At this the British fired one or two shots up the river ; then another, by which Luther Blanchard and Jonas Brown were wounded. A volley followed, and Isaac Davis and Abner Hosmer fell dead. Three hours before Davis had bid his wife fare- well. That afternoon he was carried home and laid in her bedroom. His countenance was pleasant in death. The bodies of two others of his company who were slain that day were brought to her house, and the three were followed to the village graveyard by a concourse of the neighbors from miles around. Heaven gave her length of days in the land which his devotion assisted to redeem. She lived to see her country reach the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. When it was grown great in numbers, wealth and power the United States in Congress bethought themselves to pay honors to her hus- band's martyrdom and comfort her under the double burden of sorrow and more than ninety years. 21 Rev. James Trask Woodbury was pastor of the Evangelical Church of Acton twenty years. He represented the town of Acton in the lower house in 1850-51. It is to his interest and eloquence in the Legislature that we are indebted for the Davis Monument. A. S human & Company CLOTHIERS and OUTFITTERS, SHUMAN CORNER, BOSTON. 22 ^ B H ON tn g crq n) '^^ 3 ^ o fT3 (T) •-t C/3 <! rt- 2 ^ en ?a ffi p o t! ^ Cfi t-rl ^ tr 1-1 K— ' n> P a- Sa O) u- ^ 01 ^ c^ CD ^ U m ^."^ o' Ch P < 1-1 cfq' * CD 1-H ^^ K- a> *-< o^ ■^; 'A !■ "If "' « The second meeting-house, built in 1807. Here Rev. Moses Adams addressed the Davis Blues before they started for the defence of Bos- ton in the War of 1812. 24 Dr. Hutchins was born in Westford in 1829. Moved to Groton when about six yea.YS of age. Attended public schools in Westford and Groton, including Lawrence Academy in Groton. Graduated from medical college in 1852. United with Mass. Medical Society. Settled in the practice of medicine in West Acton in 1852. Was Acting Assistant Surgeon in the old Sixth Mass. Vols, in 1863 and 1864, for a nine months' campaign. Re-enlisted for 100 days as Lieut, in Qo. E, Sixth Mass. Inf. In 1864 resumed the practice of medicine in West Acton at the close of U. S. service. Is a member of the American Pharmaceutical Society, and also of the Mass. Pharmaceutical Society. Represented the 30th Republican District in the Mass. House of Representative! in the year 1893. Has been commander and an active member of Isaac Davis Post, G. A. R., No. 138, since its organization ; also member of St. Paul's Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons ; also of Acton Lodge, I. O. O, F. Last, but not least. Superintendent of the Baptist Sunday school for twenty-five years consecutively, and one of the Deacons of the Baptist Church. Was married in 1852 to Miss Sarah A. Fuller, daughter of Alden Fuller, Esq., of Acton. New England Decorating Company, 144 STATE STREET, BOSTON, M/ISS. New Decorations for Balls, Parties and Banquets. Outside Decorations for Buildings. Booths Designed, Erected and Decorated for Fairs, etc. All kinds of Society Work a Specialty Lanterns for Lawn Parties. Flags and Bunting made ALL WORK DONE WITH PROMPTNESS AND TASTE. ESTIMATES FREELY GIVEN. ? LIBRARY OF CONGRESS iniiii 011 699 209 7 I fJ,o/-J/ec^' ^4 INSCRIPTION. " The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Town of Acton, co-operating to perpetuate the fame of their glorious deeds of patriotism, have erected this monument in honor of Capt. Isaac Davis and privates AitxEU Hosmeh and Jamf<:s IIaywahd, citizen soldiers of Acton, and Provincial Minute Men, who fell in Concord light, the 10th day of April, A. D. 1775. On the morning of that eventful day, the Provincial olHcers held a coimcil of war near the old North Bridgeln Concord; and as they separated, Davis exclaimed: " I haven't a man that is afraid to go!" and immediately marched his company from the left to the right of the line, and led in the first organized attack upon the troops of George III., in that memorable war which, by the help of fiod, made the thirteen colonies independent of Great Britain, and gave political being to the United States of America. Acton, April 19th, 1851."